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Cblogs of 01/13/2010 + Sykisms

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Recaps are a little late due to my shitty router not letting my computer onto the internet for an hour.

This is a link to Jonathan Coulton's greatest hits album on Spotify (Europe only). You're welcome. Unlike SOME ARTISTS he hasn't pulled his music from the service. Plus he's totally better than those jumped up pricks.

I also want to put an idea to you, with Dtoid officially down to just 1 podcast and the community podcasts trickled down to 1 as well (it's a little sad when Failcast is the last man standing) would anyone here be interested in a DtoidUK podcast?

Also it's totally my birthday on Monday. I'll be 21, scary thought.



* - When Niero says you're on a roll, you're on a fecking roll
* - Great article about why games are not art
* - How to use a Dtoid Google Group, like the cool sexy kids (ie: DtoidUK) use



A - Thoughts on the MMO 2.0, which is think comes pretty close to what CCP are trying to do with the EVE FPS
A - And to follow, how current MMOs can become more 'dynamic' (damn I hate that word)
A - Rock Band 2, the most beloved and critically acclaimed music game in ages is underrated. Yep.
A - 5 game design problems
M - There be deadly times ahead
S - Aniwednesday is ending Hellsing tonight
S - First in a series of articles about why we play games



C - Ygro Wok is giving away 3 NES classics as part of Goodwill Hunting



C - Are airports the last bastion of the arcade? (also see: bowling alley)
C - Nilcam is looking forward to the 26th
C - If your Wii game didn't sell, maybe it's your fault
C - Ygro also wants to know if anyone's interested in a Sega only podcast
S - Tales from just watching someone else play
S - Angra talks of a college meeting he went to



N - It's Trogday, so an episode of the abysmal Strong Bad game is free
T - A bit of a text wall here but some decent thoughts on PC kart racer Zero Gear (think a lightweight ModNation Racers)
T - Star Trek Online: Day 1
T - Damn, Agius got on the FFXIII party bus and gives us some thoughts on the game's 'Paradigm Shift' battle system
V - New No More Heroes Paradise trailer, also an incredible call
V - This guy's doing it properly now, 5 toughest 2D challenges



S - King got his Secret Santa stuff



C - Billy Mays tribute, we have an embed function on the cblogs you know
C - PARAGRAPHS DAMMIT



F - I hereby promise that the next fail-free day will be rewarded/punished with photos of me doing some male nerdcore.
F - An entry for Jim's Darksiders contest, but supreme embed fail
F - Also, Ewoks
F - A copy-pasta press release is not a blog, especially if you're quoting yourself in it

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It feels like it's been a decade since we've seen the rise of the crowdfunded game. I'm always surprised when I remind myself that crowdfunding has been a thing long before the first crowdfunded video game, but nowadays a crowdfunded game seems like a dime a dozen.

Of course such a phrase is an incredible disservice to some of the great games that have come out thanks to websites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Games like FTL, Shovel Knight, and even Undertale are around thanks to crowdfunding; thanks to people gathering around and literally putting their money where their mouth is, a game they want gets funded and inevitably the greater landscape of gaming benefits from it. Most of the time the landscape gets to benefit from it anyways.

Don't worry though, this month's bloggers wanted prompt isn't an exploratory thesis on the effects of crowdfunding on video game development. We just want you to talk about your favorite games, as long as they were crowdfunded. This topic can be simultaneously broad and narrow, because you can talk about whatever game you want, however you want, as long as it was crowdfunded.
For me, FTL is the original crowdfunded game, and it was great. It was somehow minimalist and incredibly detailed at the same time, and it was all done because a man wanted to do it, but needed the money, and thousands of other people wanted to see where his idea would go. Shovel Knight to me feels like this natural evolution of the classic 8-bit gaming of yore without also throwing myself back to a time when gaming was honestly comparatively archaic. And everyone's talked to death about Undertale, so we all know where I'd go with that.

To participate in this month's bloggers wanted, just start a blog! Oh, and title it "Crowdfunded: [your blog title here]." I bet this month is going to be pretty diverse, since it's basically writing about your favorite crowdfunded game. So I hope to hear about some good games revisited or amazing games no one has heard about.

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